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The Osthoff Resort

101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020-1976
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Elkhart Lake
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The Osthoff Resort, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is a premier AAA Four Diamond resort located on 500 ft of recreational lakefront. Offering a casual atmosphere within its elegant surroundings, The Osthoff Resort provides a romantic getaway for couples, while year-round indoor and outdoor activities, provide a family with many opportunities to enjoy spending time together. Our conference center offers spacious and well-appointed ballrooms and meeting rooms to assist in the productivity of retreats and conferences for our group guests. A host of seasonal getaway packages are available providing guests varying options for a holiday vacation. Whether spring, summer, fall or winter – The Osthoff Resort is your place in the lake.™
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Tennis court
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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cosmo930 wrote a review Nov 24
Oshkosh, Wisconsin118 contributions27 helpful votes
We have stayed at Kohler for the last few years of widows weekend, but decidint on the Osthoff instead. It didnt disappoint! We didnt even get to hit the restaurants.. as there are so many restaurants and bars in the area. Great rooms. friendly staff. We will be back!!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Pamela wrote a review Nov 5
Eau Claire, Wisconsin4 contributions
We love grand hotels, so for our 15th anniversary we tucked into the lovely Osthoff Resort for a long weekend. We had a cozy, third-floor room with a fireplace, a balcony, and a gorgeous view of the great lawn. We ate in both hotel restaurants, strolled the grounds, dipped into the hot tub, and enjoyed drinks in the lobby bar overlooking the lawn and lake. A delightful stay!
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from Jamie Skelton, Marketing at The Osthoff Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Hi PamelaNebraska, Thank you so much for sharing this great experience of the both of yours with us and all the viewers of our page. We're honored you chose The Osthoff Resort to celebrate such a remarkable milestone. Congratulations on your 15 years and cheers to many, many more!
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Suzanne D wrote a review Oct 2020
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin32 contributions8 helpful votes
Traveled mid-week in October, so quiet and very beautiful. Accommodations were comfortable and spacious. Loved having a kitchen to prepare some food - and a table for our jigsaw puzzles (family tradition). Determined we want to make the Osthoff our annual go-to spot.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: We paid extra for a courtyard view, but also had a view of the lake.
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Response from Jamie Skelton, Marketing at The Osthoff Resort
Responded Oct 12, 2020
Your review made me smile, SuzanneD869! I love that you had the space and kitchen suite to enjoy with your family during this beautiful fall season. We look forward to when you all can return again!
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Sharon M wrote a review Oct 2020
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The Osthoff is such a beautiful and FUN resort with a very friendly staff that always goes out of their way for us! The rooms are huge and well appointed with great internet speeds and TV channel variety. The beach and pool areas are fantastic with Elkhart Lake being the most picturesque and clean Lake around. Elkhart Lake has has alot of history and great places to explore just steps from the resport. The town is surrounded by great hiking trails, Road America and has nice little shops, a Brewery and truly excellent restaurants as does the Osthoff resort itself. I love that you can park your car and not need to use it for days! Can't wait to go back up to the Osthoff in later Fall and into Winter to do some snowshoeing on the lake.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Main building has straight on lake views, Courtyard rooms offer side view of lake and pond
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Response from Jamie Skelton, Marketing at The Osthoff Resort
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Hi sharonmZ5739NX, Thank you for sharing your great experience with all the Tripadvisor viewers! We're thrilled to hear that your overall experience went great and that you were active in so many different types of things nearby. Our fall foliage is almost at its peak, which will make for fantastic hiking on all the nearby trails. We're already excited for your next trip back with us. We appreciate all your words and look forward to having you back!
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Loves to travel wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions
Perfect get away for our 5 year anniversary. The views were amazing. The Osthoff was recommended to us by a friend and it was perfect for us. We were able to have dinner downstairs then come up to our room and enjoy some champagne and strawberries. The next day we were able to have room service delivered right to our room then ended our stay with a couples massage. We will be going here again For sure
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Jamie Skelton, Marketing at The Osthoff Resort
Responded Oct 8, 2020
Thank you, Lovestotravel1015, for sharing such a kind review. We are so glad that you The Osthoff Resort met the expectations that your friend had passed along to you. We wish you a very happy 5 year anniversary and hope to have you back again with us soon to make even more memories.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Osthoff Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Osthoff Resort?
Nearby attractions include Vintage Elkhart Lake (0.2 miles), Farmers Market (0.2 miles), and Fireman's Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Osthoff Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Osthoff Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Osthoff Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Osthoff Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Osthoff Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Off the Rail Cafe, Paddock Club Restaurant, and Gessert's Ice Cream and Confectionery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Osthoff Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is The Osthoff Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Elkhart Lake.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Osthoff Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Osthoff Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Osthoff Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wade House (5.1 miles).